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Lisette Model

Austrian-American Photographer and Instructor

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Born: November 10, 1901 - Vienna, Austria

Died: March 30, 1983 - New York City, USA

"Shoot from the gut"

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Lisette Model redefined documentary photography in the early forties through her direct, honest portrayal of human character. Her large format photographs of common people registered the physical and emotional impact of modern life. Model was readily embraced by the New York photographic community, and her work appeared regularly in Harper's Bazaar and other publications. Her most influential works are the photographic series on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and on the streets of New York's Lower East Side. Model later shaped the direction of postwar photography as a teacher of the medium at the New School for Social Research.

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